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CDW Stu­dios School of Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design has been run­ning since 2011, pro­vid­ing stu­dents Aus­tralia wide with the most up to date and rel­e­vant edu­ca­tion avail­able to work in the VFX and enter­tain­ment design industry.

Flinders University

CDW Studios partnered with Flinders University in 2016 to offer the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design) degree that has been heralded as the number 1 school for Digital Illustration in 2017 by The Rookies. All CDW Studios courses are taught by industry professionals who have worked for a range of international companies such as Disney, Blizzard Entertainment, Rising Sun Pictures, WETA, Wizards of the Coast and Lego just to name a few.

Live Demonstrations

Students experience learning in a realistic studio setting, and all classes are delivered using a state of the art multimedia facility. Each week instructors provide a live demonstration of the weeks work, before offering individual advice and feedback to all students. Students not only receive individual art critique each week, but are also able to view their instructors workflow, pipeline and techniques.

Career Focused

CDW Studios provides an intense learning experience combined with a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, catering for all skill levels. From 3D modeling to 2D character design, CDW Studios is the right place for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the visual effects and entertainment design industry. The aim of CDW Studios is to deliver practical classes that directly help hone skills used in the professional working environment.

Living in Adelaide

Adelaide has very pretty scenery, and currently stands as one of the 'Worlds Most Liveable Cities' according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 rankings. It is a coastal city, which has a number of fantastic beaches a short distance from the city. There are world famous wine regions to the North and South of Adelaide, spoiling any wine lover for choice. The climate in Adelaide is typically considered mild for Australia, but it still has the odd 40 degree day in the middle of summer.


Kayla Ide-Antz, Teacher

Our school has collaborated with CDW to hold workshops for our design students. They provide highly skilled and educated professionals to deliver their workshops. Their workshops are engaging and practical where students learn and develop relevant industry practices extending their knowledge, skills and processes. As a teacher, collaborating with CDW has helped us to develop curriculum relevant to the industry and have supported us in the process.

Dan Bradley, Teacher

For any budding artist, or teacher, workshops at CDW Studios are a must.. I felt that as their teacher I should do the same. I have now been to two Holiday Workshops, a 3D workshop with Alex Owen and a 2D workshop with Ned Rogers. Both workshops were outstanding. The instructors were professionals in their fields and both were approachable, supportive of attendee’s work samples and provided constructive feedback.

Stuart Hallett-Patterson, Teacher

We have developed a strong relationship with CDW Studios over the past 3 years and this will continue into the future. Nathan presents the tutorials in an engaging manner, interacting with the class, and taking time to work students individually. The tutorials increase the students understanding of Digital Art in the real world and gives them positive reinforcement in what they doing now will provide them with increasing opportunities in the future.